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1 (Cross-Curricular Categories)
How To Cite A Site Common Sense Unit 2 Lesson 4 (Cross-Curricular Categories) Information Literacy *Fifth Grade Only*

2 Learning Objectives Students will be able to ..
explain the value of giving proper citations. name the components of an MLA style citation for different types of websites. create MLA style citations for online articles and professional sites.

3 Introduction HAVE students name some books, magazines, newspapers, and websites they have used for research papers and projects. Remind them that these are called their “sources” of information.

4 Vocabulary source: a reference work or firsthand document

5 Introduction Why would someone reading your paper want to know what sources you used? To make sure what I wrote is true To make sure I got my information from a trustworthy source In case they are interested in finding out more about the subject

6 Introduction How do people reading your report figure out what sources you used? People can look at the sources listed in the report’s bibliography.

7 Vocabulary citation: key information about a source used for a report or other research project, including its author, title, publisher, and date of publication GUIDE students to understand that listing a source’s citation, which often includes the author, title, and the date that the source was published, not only helps people locate that source elsewhere, but it’s also a sign of respect.

8 Vocabulary bibliography: a list of the sources used for a report or other research project, including books, article, videos, and websites DISCUSS how a bibliography is a key part of any research project. It is the part that tells others which sources you used to gather the information used in the project. It allows others to decide for themselves whether those sources are trustworthy.

9 GUIDE students through the handout, which explains how to cite two types of online sources: online articles and professional sites. You may want to tell students that this citation format was created by the Modern Language Association, or MLA, an organization of college teachers in English and foreign languages. It is one of the most widely used and respected formats, so it’s a good one to learn.

10 HIGHLIGHT the following points: When the source has an author, the author’s name comes first (last name, then first name). Otherwise, the title of the article or webpage comes first. 3 HOW TO CITE A SITE / LESSON PLAN DIGITAL LITERACY AND CITIZENSHIP IN A CONNECTED CULTURE © The title of an article is placed inside quotation marks. The title of a website italicized. Periods follow most of the parts of a citation. However, a comma follows the immediately after a source’s publisher. The word “Web” is included in a citation for an online source to show that the student accessed it online. Angle brackets (< and >) are used before and after the URL. These can be found on the comma and period keys of the keyboard (by pressing the shift key at the same time). Citations include two dates: the date the source was last updated or “published” and the date the student used the site for research.

11 Citing Online Sources Why do you think it is important to include the date you visited the site? Information on a website can easily be changed. Later on, the site you used as a source might contain different information than it did on the day you visited.

12 Vocabulary update: to revise a website to include the most recent information

13 Citing Online Sources Why do you think the professional site does not list an author’s name? The information was created by the staff of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, rather than an individual author. Sometimes professional sites list individual authors, but often they don’t. POINT OUT that it’s a smart idea for students to compile a bibliography as they do their research. It’s much easier than doing them all at the end. By creating a bibliography as they go, students also can easily return to their sources if they need to.

14 How to Cite a Site On professional sites, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out which is the name of the site and which is the name of the organization. Suggest that students fill in the organization first (for example, Federal Bureau of Investigation or National Parks Service), and then look for the website name. Often, the website name is part of the URL. Sites do not always show the date they were last revised. Students should look carefully at the bottom of the page where this information often appears.

15 Online news article: http://articles. latimes
Make a copy for each student to use as a class project. How to Cite a Site page 1 and page 2 insert to a plastic cover so all classes can use as an example. Online news article and Professional site.

16 Professional Site:

17 Assessment Answer feedback
The correct answer is a, True. Information on websites can easily be changed. It is important to show the date you visited a website because the site might show different information at different times.

18 Assessment Answer feedback
The correct answer is c. The website title is Green Living, not “5 Reasons to Start Composting”.

19 Assessment Answer feedback
The correct answer is b. A bibliography helps readers decide whether the sources you used are trustworthy.

20 Wrap-Up Why include a bibliography in a report or research project?
You can use these questions to assess your students’ understanding of the lesson objectives. Bibliographies tell the readers which sources you used to gather information. They allow others to decide for themselves whether those sources are trustworthy. Bibliographies also show respect to the sources’ authors.

21 Wrap-Up Why is it better to record your citations as you do research, rather than waiting until the report is finished? If you wait, then you may forget which sources you used. Furthermore, if using websites, the pages often change, so it is better to capture a record of the site at the time you have retrieved the information.

22 Wrap-Up What kinds of information should be included in a citation of an online source? Author; title of page, section, or article; website title; date updated or published; dates referenced by student; and the site’s URL in brackets.

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